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Cyclamen coum
Common Name: Persian Violet Family: Myrsinaceae (The Myrsine Family)

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This delicate shady perennial has charming pink flowers and beautiful, heart-shaped, dark green leaves that are often fantastically marbled with pale green or silver. C. coum is summer dormant coming into leaf and bloom between late fall and early spring. Grow in light, well-drained soil in shade or part shade. Plant en masse for a superb woodland effect. From the Balkans, Turkey and Lebanon.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Mountains and coastal areas in shady places in coniferous and broadleaved woodland and scrub, sometimes growing amongst tree roots and rocks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Heightunder 4'  Bloom TimeWinter 
Spreadunder 4'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Shade Full - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourSilver Variegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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